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The Prophet in his own country

This June, to mark the bi-centenary of the death of Humphry Repton, the Norfolk Gardens Trust in association with The Gardens Trust is offering a two-day conference focused on Sheringham Hall and Park, Barningham Hall and Honing Hall, based at the Links Country Park Hotel in Cromer. Our speakers are well known to garden and landscape historians through their books,…

Lecture on International Womens Day – Mary Ann McCracken

Mary Ann McCracken was associated with the Poor House from the very early days, her uncles Henry and Robert Joy were very active members of the Board but a Ladies Committee was not set up until March 1824. The initial Minutes made the following statement; “The Ladies forming this Committee respectfully submit this proposal, to the Committee of Gentlemen, in the…

The Enigma of Sir John James Burnet

Come learn about an influential yet lesser known Glasgow architect! Sir John James Burnet, (1857 –  1938) was a Scottish Edwardian architect who was noted for a number of prominent buildings in Glasgow, Scotland and London, England. He was the son of the architect John Burnet, and later went into partnership with his father, joining an architectural firm which would become an influential force in British Modern architecture in the 20th century.…

Clifton Belfast Spring Lectures : From the Guns of August to the Battle of messiness: “Ireland and the Great War 1914-1918.” 

Eamon Phoenix is a political historian and broadcaster and head of life-long learning at Stranmillis University College. During February and March 2018 Dr Eamon Phoenix, alongside esteemed guests will host a series of talks to celebrate the Decade of Centenaries. Phoenix is a political historian and a historical consultant, broadcaster and commentator; lecturer on Modern Irish History; daily columnist for Irish…

Pugin’s House – A Home for all Europe?

Finishing our season of lectures held at the Europe House in London; Dr Tim Brittain-Catlin will holding a talk on ‘Pugin’s House – A Home for all Europe?.’ This lecture will on the domestic architecture and planning of the architect, with Dr Brittain-Catlin’s focusing on Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin who is seen as the father of the house of the professional man or bourgeois, typically at his seminal design for…